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Local Jr. High Teams Compete in Cumberland Rim Conference Basketball Tourney

By Misty Green

The local junior high school basketball teams from Macon County and Red Boiling Springs traveled to Clay County this past week to participate in the Cumberland Rim Conference Tournament.

RBS Jr. High Lady Bulldogs vs. Trousdale

The Red Boiling Springs Junior High School Lady Bulldog Basketball team opened the Cumberland Rim Conference Tournament play on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, against Jim Satterfield Middle School, and with one minute left in the game, RBS was trailing by a mere seven points.

The Lady Bulldogs tried hard to make a comeback before the game ended, however fell short by a final score of 27-18.

The RBS Lady Bulldogs had three players to score in this contest, with one in double figures. Olivia Atkins had ten points, Kristin Stacey had six points, and Emily Gregory had two points. The Lady Bulldogs ended the 2010-2011 basketball season, 4-11.

MC Jr. High Tigers vs. Jackson County

The Macon County Junior High School Tigers basketball team played Jackson County Middle School on Wednesday, January 19th and kept the score neck-in-neck throughout the contest to force an overtime period.

Macon County led the opening quarter 8-6, and held on to their lead throughout the halftime break with a 19-15 advantage. Jackson County returned in the third quarter to knot the game at 24 each.

During the fourth quarter of the game, each team gave their best effort to get ahead of their opponent. Jackson County nailed two points to open the scored board, which was answered with Matt Austin’s missed foul shout rebounded by Evan Perrigo, evening out the score once more at 26 each. The Blue Devils capitalized with a three-point play, followed by a lay-up to lead 31-26.

With 1:11 on the game clock, Macon County’s Brett Davis nailed a three-point shot to inch the Tigers closer 31-29. With 7.8 seconds left in regulation, Macon County’s Larkin Whittemore was able to re-tie the game at 31 each, before picking up his fifth personal foul. Jackson County missed their free-throw attempts, and an overtime period was put into play. In overtime, Jackson County added ten points to their score, allowing Macon County five, to claim a 41-36 win over the Tigers.

The Tigers had six players to achieve points in the game, with Brett Davis in double digits with 17 points. Evan Perrigo, Larkin Whittemore, Clay Carnahan, Alex Hill, and Sebastian Brawner. Also scored for Macon County during this game.

MC Tigerettes vs. Jackson County

The Macon County Jr. High School Tigerettes challenged Jackson County on Saturday, January 22, and improved to 15-0 after claiming a 43-24 victory over the Lady Blue Devils.

The Tigerettes held the lead from start to finish of this semi-final contest.

Tigerette Briley Driver led Macon County to victory with 18 points, followed by Reese Shrum with 11 points, Marissa Owens, Leah Anderson, and Emilee Harris with four points each, and Lyndsey Belton with two points. Also seeing playing time in the game, were Brooklyn McClard, Logan Hernandez, Kassidy Brooks, Abbi Welch, Jordan Shockley, Brandi Garmon, and Jordan Hauskin.

RBS Jr. High Bulldogs vs. Westmoreland

The Red Boiling Springs Junior High School Bulldogs played Westmoreland on Saturday for the second round of the CRC, and was defeated by a final score of 42-26. Scoring stats were unavailable as of press time.

The  CRC  championship and third place games have been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. The girls division championship game between Macon County and Westmoreland, and will be played at 7 p.m. The third place game between Jackson County and Jim Satterfield is scheduled to take place at 5 p.m. The boys division championship game between Jim Satterfield and Westmoreland will be played at 8 p.m., with the third place game between Red Boiling Springs and Jackson County to take place at 6 p.m.

The Championship game between the MCJHS Tigerettes and Westmoreland will air live on 102.1 FM at 7 p.m.,  and the Third-Place Game between the RBSJHS Bulldogs and Jackson County will air live at 6 p.m.

Go Teams!!!